Department of Comparative Politics

News archive for Department of Comparative Politics

On Friday August 19th, the stage was set for "fagdag" at the Department of Comparative Politics, as part of semester start week.
Yvette Peters is trying to strengthen democracy by studying political inequality and representation. She likes the idea that her work is relevant.
Post doctor Teije Hidde Donker says his research and course is about a “hot topic” that also relates to the debate on terrorism and the threat of radicalism in Europe and Norway.
The Master Ceremony 2016 hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences was held on Friday June 10th.
Jonas Linde, Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, has together with Stefan Dahlberg published two new articles.
The University of Bergen offers a PhD course in connection with Bergen Exchanges 2016, organized by Centre on Law and Social Transformation (Chr. Michelsen Institute and Department of Comparative Politics). The course is held August 18th – August 26th.
Elisabeth Ivarsflaten has gaind promotion to professor.
Professor Terje Tvedt criticizes Social Sciences for being “water blind”.
Georg Picot, Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, receives the Publication Prize 2016 of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Lee Epstein visited the University of Bergen this week for a seminar on rule of law organized by the Department of Comparative Politics and the Faculty of Law.
Professor Paul Sniderman, from Stanford University, is visiting the Department of Comparative Politics. The occasion is the establishment of DIGSSCORE, the University of Bergen’s major investment in digital social science.
Lars Erik Berntzen is a former employee at the Department of Comparative Politics, and current Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Berntzen is, together with Jonas Bergan Dræge, making the podcast "Politikk og Røvere".
Ingvild Aagedal Skage defended her Ph.D. degree at the University of Bergen on Friday May 27th with the thesis: «The urban poor as citizens and clients – enacting political agency through political parties and social movements in Kenya and Zambia».
Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, Michael Alvarez, is one of three finalists from the University of Bergen in a competition to find Norway's best lecturers by the newspaper Morgenbladet.
Maren Christensen Bjune defended her ph.d. thesis "Religious change and political continuity. The evangelical church in Guatemalan politics" on Friday 20th May.
Lars Skov Henriksen, professor at Aalborg University, visited the Department of Comparative Politics on Wednesday. His talk about Scandinavian civil society was very popular and well attended by the academic staff.
Given the opportunity, students exchanged the traditional written essay with lectures on the Boer's of South Africa, radio casts on LGBT rights and a road movie on political participation in the small island municipality of Utsira.